- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

FOREST, Miss. (AP) - A convict who escaped a central Mississippi county jail has been recaptured.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections says Gregory Trigg, found missing Saturday from the Scott County Jail, was arrested late Monday at a Hazlehurst motel.

Trigg was in Scott County for arraignment on burglary charges for trying to steal an ATM. Trigg was earlier sentenced to 37 years in prison after convictions for armed robbery and kidnapping in Madison County, and for vehicle burglary in Rankin County.

Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee tells local media his department is working to prevent future escapes.

Authorities recovered a stolen gun and a stolen vehicle.

Trigg faces additional charges including escape, possession of stolen property and being a felon possessing a gun. He’s now at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl.

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